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thought they had been covered over and over again, but when i went to texas, i started finding out that most of the stories that we knew about him, the anecdotes that we knew about him, were really a legend that he had, in effect, created about his life and it wasn't really the truth, so i to start all over. c-span: can you remember the moment, the first moment that you said, "i want to do lyndon johnson?" >> guest: well, i was a reporter on newsday, and what i realized was not that i wanted to do biographies, brian. i never conceived of writing books just as the lives of famous men. i really had no interest in that at all. what i wanted to do was explain how political power worked, because i was a reporter and i was covering politics, and i felt that i wasn't really explaining what i had gone into the newspaper business to explain, which was how political power worked, and a lot of it led back to this man, robert moses, a lot of what i didn't understand. now, here was a guy who was never elected to anything, and i was coming to realize that he had more power than anyone who was go
approval of the hotly debated keystone oil pipeline to run from can did to texas. house majority leader eric cantor argued that's about cleating jobs. >> the president said he wants to make sure that we create jobs, and he wants to be there for the middle class. that's what this bill does. tens of thousands of jobs if not more. >> brown: democrats like new york's charles rangel insisted republicans are in effect holding the payroll tax cut hostage hostage to the pipeline. >> let's get rid of all the pipeline language. let's do what the bill is supposed to do, and let's not put in something that could impede the passage. >> brown: president obama had delayed a decision on the keystone pipeline until 2013. today a white house statement said he would veto the republican bill if it gets to his desk. that seemed unlikely though since senate democrats served notice they'd block the house republican measure first. in addition to the pipeline provision, democrats opposed financing the bill by raising medicare premiums for wealthier seniors and extending a pay freeze for federal workers for anot
in parts of new mexico, colorado, california, and texas. and not good news for the millions people who will be hitting the roads to spend christmas with loved ones. as for air travel, well, there are in delays reported right new. right now. but, it is still early obviously and that could change. i will monitor american airlines today. after coming under fire the re-election campaign of president obama is saying "thanks, but no thanks," to jon corzine's, cash facing criticism the minute from the former new jersey governor was tainted by his firm, and the mf global collapse so obama for america and the dnc have reindependenced the money, $70,000, to corzine and his wife. the justice department rejected south carolina's new voter i.d. law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. the feds say that makes it harder for minorities to vote. south carolina can challenge the decision or pass a new law. the attorney general vowing to fight this one. >> the 15-year-old girl who survived being swept away in the tsunami in indonesia has tracked down her parents and telling a very,
list with members of congress talking about cameras in the court. >> texas governor rick perry met with the "des moines register" editorial board at their offices in iowa on friday. the "register" has invited all of the major presidential candidates to meet with their editorial board and writers covering the race. the newspaper plans to make an endorsement in the republican presidential race on december 18, two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3. this is a little over an hour. >> so where did you grow up? >> new york. >> i don't hear that a lot in iowa. >> no, not too often. >> hi, governor, john carlson. >> hi, john, how are you? >> this is chris. >> chris, nice to meet you. >> this is the man who's going to do all the work. >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> thank you. where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa, iowa. >> india. >> the great state of ohio. >> so american pretty much all the way. >> carol's wisconsin and i'm kansas. >> thanks to one of our business writers. he's done 30 years writing for the houston paper, sta
in texas. >> i heard about that. >> where the governor mandated -- there was a lot written about his former chief of staff, lobbyist for your company. it was a case study in how involvement in public policy can get you any hornet's nest of trouble. >> i agree. the story is many years old. >> wasn't under your watch. >> the point i was making is it got recycled in the context of a political campaign were among other things we were told this drug which prevents most cases of cervical cancer, the vast majority cause mental retardation in girls. the level of political discourse around it was very low. the fact of the matter is governor perry signed an executive order. you probably know the texas legislature -- interesting innovation in that it needs only every other year--maybe that is a good thing. i am not sure. in the interim he decided that given what he had learned not just from the lobbyists that his own public health people about the importance of this vaccine in terms of preventing cervical cancers that he would violate executive order. it created a firestorm in texas because the diffic
's a look at our national picture. the satellite radar picture combined and you can see basically that texas is getting much needed rain in parts of new mexico getting snow showers. also snow will be falling in the colorado area as well. basically the middle of the country is where we are looking at some cold fronts coming through and then we'll eventually start to see some of that impacting our area slowly. it's a slow moving cold front. you can see impacting parts of the middle section of the country north of texas into parts of kansas, missouri, and in the plains. we have high pressure in the mid atlantic. we have clear skies. another cold night, but then we'll see plenty of sunshine. so, chilly saturday for your weekend starting off and milder for your sunday. great for holiday prep. showers arriving by tuesday. slow moving cold front that we're going to see here. here's a look at your forecast overnight. clear and cold. lows will be 27 to 37 degrees. tomorrow morning mostly sunny and cold. we need a jacket. winds will be light. sunrise at 7:09. hopefully we'll be sleeping in. afternoon
on ropes of camel smoke and demand a texas holdum. no wonder they call it spirits. spirits vad my father with cower vas yea. spirits made him burn rubber screaming in the driveway. the marianet and tongue were skillets at mid night. i wouldn't see his ass again until the next afternoon. twoshgs johnnie. gee my cousin john edwards volunteered for possession every week. he was certified. ex exor citizenim did nothing. colt 45, crazy horse they demand the sacrifices in blood so bottles would go to the couch friday night. walls kicked until straight jackets lay waiting on the lawn. mama would site visions of gang boys with metal vent as if it explained anything. it didn't between dusk from the and dawn saturday he was ready to blow the -- up. do you want some of this? oh , no, yes oh , no or yes , i will be damn, i will be damn, i will be damn. [applause] >> this is called someone else's child. and i guess it's a sort of an imagined conversation with a took place in a real moment in my father's hospital room in a matter of weeks before he died. my father is my foster father and there was al
. five states are affected. with all of the snow drifts in the texas panhandle over 100 people have called to be rescued from their vehicles in the blinding snow. there are reports of at least six traffic related deaths. we are also attracting any possible delays at the airports. yoli aceves is live at sfo. >>yoli: it does not seem like any of that weather is a damn for in any of our holiday travel at sfo. all of the flights seemed to be on time right now but, you do have to keep checking. that can change throughout the morning wore during the day. i placed a call with the honda manager who said, so far so good. i will get a better update for the rest of the dates day at 7:00 a.m.. keep checking with your carrier before you get on your flight because things can change. >>mark: let's give an update on traffic. gerge rask has more on the commute. >>george: within easy ride around the area, every tuesday should be this nice. so far there are no hot spots or major delays. there is lighter than usual traffic all vallejo around here. it is light in all of the lanes and no problems for the
. house democrats, like sheila jackson-lee of texas, rejected that route as risky and unnecessary. >> let me tell you what we're doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. >> the senate stands adjourned. >> brown: for its part the senate has already left washington for a month-long holiday recess. and a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said we are not coming back. we are not appointing negotiators until they pass the senate compromise. adding to the stakes is the pressure to extend long-term unemployment benefits past year's end. and to waive huge cuts in medicare payments to doctors before they take effect january 18. both were in the senate bill that the house rejected today. todd, what's your reporting todd zwillich is covering the back and forth on capitol hill for "the takeaway" from public radio international and wnyc. he joins us now. tell you about what led to today's rejection of the extension by house republicans? where is the pressure coming from? >> well, the pressure really appears to be o
and look at parts of texas and good news every time we're in texas now, we've got some of that. a little bit of icing and the western side of that. and in texas as well. the west coast, you're looking good and you see a chance for showers moving in across parts of florida. looking at your forecast for the day today. a chilly one in the northeast, and snow showers yesterday, ten inches of snow. and it turns out, and that will be more sunshine and there will be some scattered showers and watch out, but the cool day with some scattered showers, and another nice day into the northern plains and 40 degrees in minneapolis and we'll take it, when you add to that some sunshine and across the west, another sunny day and a little bit of snow flying across the northern rockies and this evening a chance for showers at parts of california much more coming up here all morning long. >> all right, looks very festive. thanks so much, rick. >> go back to myrtle beach when it's warm and play some golf. thankfully he didn't fly with alec baldwin out there. >> that's right, alec baldwin had an incident on am
essentially campaigning. some of the candidates will be here in iowa. you've got santorum, bachmann, texas governor rick perry. in south carolina, you've got mitt romney. in virginia, newt gingerich and his wife will be sign something books, one of her new children's books. and in new hampshire, you have john puntsman. so only a few weeks away, a lot of activity. it's important for these candidates to get out there and stump. >> shannon travis, thank you, as always. >>> you can join fredericka witfield here every sunday for an entire hour dedicated to the presidential contenders in the 2012 race. >>> out of capitol hill, just finished up some work for the end of the year. a big vote just took place moments ago. kate baldwin is on capitol hill for us. this is the vote that could save people money at the beginning of the year, at least keep them from seeing a tax increase at the beginning of the year. >> chat is absolutely right. the senate passed an extension of the payroll tax cut, but only a two-month extension. we'll get a little bit more to that in a second, t.j. i do want to bring you
to make this country morey -- more efficient. >> if texas -- would you see immigration from or into texas. >> people would move to texas. >>> on that note, let's move, imigrate, if you will, to the next segment. all right, from corpses to caucuses. as the ads makes him sag, newt is blasting his rivals for blasting him and trying to shame rawn paul, mitt romney and others into stopping their tv attacks which apparently are working. according to the campaign experts, ie my pet turtle, the negative messages are a big reason for gingrich's collapse in the iowa polls. >> he doesn't have the discipline you want in a president. >> he is out and basically he is out in the left wing of the republican party. >> frightening. on tuesday, the former speaker called out his critiqueers. >> it probably depends on whether the people decide to reward those running negative campaigns or those who decide they are disgusted with it and turn away from us. but they are just plain not true, and they are saying things that are absurd, you know. to attack me as a conservative when i have a 90% lifetime american co
for the texas family in this suv almost turns tragic. how they were saved after being trapped in the snow for two dayless. -- for twodays. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ >>> a california congresswoman has introduced a bill that she says will promote gender equity at fire stations. it would allow women to apply for grants to go toward women's restrooms, showers and changing facilities. the bill says most fire departments were designed with only male firefighters in mind. women account for fewer than 4% of the firefighters nationwide. >>> a texas family is celebrating what its calling a christmas miracle after the three of them spent two days buries in the snow. now they are
of the texas based security company are victims. thousands of card members and personal information has been taken by the hacking group anonymous. they stole the confidential client list which includes companies and organizations from air force to the miami police department, and also apple. the hackers say they have enough targets lined up to continue their attacks throughout the course of the week. >>> teenager has strangers to thank. what happened afterwardsing we will look at this. christmas mass ends in violence. who is responsible for the death of 39 people in nigeria. we will take a look. you are watching good morning maryland, monday december 26th. [ dentist ] people refer to jill as "that woman with the great smile." i refer to her as "that woman with the great gums." as jill's dentist, i know that her gums are a foundation of a healthy smile. jill knows that, too -- so she uses crest pro-health clinical gum protection toothpaste. it helps eliminate plaque at the gum line, helping prevent gingivitis. it's even clinically proven to help reverse it in just 4 weeks. and it protects th
. >> it really energizes me, the young people. >> brown: texas congressman ron paul was either tied for first or a close second. 41% in the nbc poll said his libertarian leaning makes him unacceptable. newt gingrich had been the iowa front-runner just a few weeks back but has fallen far behind. in des moines today, remembering his late mother's mental health problemes, he grew emotional. >> and my whole emphasis on brain science comes in directly from dealing with, uh-- of dealing with, you know, the real problems of real people in my family. and so it's not a theory. it's in fact, you know, my mother. >> this is very personal for me. it's not just political. it's not just public. >> brown: moment recalled hillary clinton's emotional moment just before the 2008 democratic primary in new hampshire. she went on to win there. back in iowa, former pennsylvania senator rick santorum continued pressing to add to his late surge. he's not running third. another former front-runner, texas governor rick perry, was running fourth or fifth, depending on the poll. >> the day that president obama came into
with the caucuses set for tuesday. the cnn-"time" survey found mitt romney leading now, with 25%. texas congressman ron paul had 22%, after a recent surge. former pennsylvania senator rick santorum polled 16%-- three times what he had a month ago. and, newt gingrich slumped nearly 20 points in recent weeks to 14%. new turmoil erupted across syria today, as the presence of arab league peace monitors failed to stop the violence. activists reported security forces killed at least six people in the city of hama and there was word of new shootings in homs, as well. we have a report narrated by cordelia lynch of "independent television news." >> reporter: gunfire on the streets of hama as the army shoots at demonstrators. "freedom will be forever," they cry as teargas is thrown at them. closeby in homs, the monitors sent to observe are forced to dodge bullets. shortly after, their leader stated nothing frightening was happening there. but in the same city they're led as they step outside a clear view of the tanks so publicly withdrawn. yet, the protesters keen to peacefully demonstrate have little faith
that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> a few things to watch for. let's get you up to date. a problem spot on eastbound 50 just past ritchie highway. the right lane is still blocked. this one looks like it is clear, at joppa road at harford road. we are tracking some closures in fallston. avoid that intersection if you can peer roberts street remains closed in the city and madison avenue. 50 at ritchie highway, we still have activity. the left lane is getting by. they have blocked a light so perhaps they are in the process of trying to wrap that up. this is old court road on the west side. no delays on the entire beltway this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. thank you appeared dusty wi. light snow showers through the morning. we expect a high around 43 in baltimo
issue is a little snow in west texas, a little rain there in areas of texas . . >>> good morning, cold outside. 20s, livermore, gilmore, san francisco, down to 22. 33, san jose. mainly clear skies. a little bit of patchy fog towards sal lan know county. despite this very cold start, we should see numbers rebounding almost 30 degrees by the afternoon. 50s to low 60s. christmas day also looks dry. finally, a chance of maybe seeing some rain dropping in our way wednesday afternoon into thursday morning. amy. >> all right, bill, thank you. >>> christmas is the top card sending holiday in the u.s., according to industry insiders. 1.5 billion christmas cards are sent out each year. for one minnesota family, the annual christmas card tradition may have gotten a bit of of control. kevin tibbles has the story. >> perched by her sewing machine, sue johnson is revealing her secret. >> how do you come up with the ideas each year? >> sometimes they come to me in dreams. or my husband refers to them as nightmares. >> for nearly two decade webs sue has handmade the costumes for christmas cards that t
little town of lake jackson, texas, i've urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self-defense. for the animals are coming." the "new republic" a few years ago also unearthed this gem from the ron paul newsletters on the subject of foreign affairs. the end of apartheid's white rule in south africa described in a ron paul newsletter as "a destruction of civilization that was the most tragic to ever occur on that continent, at least below the sahara." again, these are all from we have known about these newsletters for a long time. he has been called to account for the wildly racist and conspiratorial passages in his old newsletters every time they've been unearthed typically every 15 years or so. when he ran for congressman in 1996 after being home in texas for a few years. the dallas morning news pulled a couple of passages from a 1982 issue of the ron paul political report. "if you have ever been these were quotes from ron paul's newsletters. and when the "dallas morning news" asked him about them, running for congress that year, he did not disavow these statements. "in
's now at the university of texas in austin. andrew wilder is the director of afghanistan and pakistan programs at the united states institute of peace. he has worked in both countries for more than 20 years, running humanitarian organizations and doing research. we thank you both for being with us. andrew wilder, to you first. on today's bombing. these are rare, as we said, have been years since something like this has happened in afghanistan. sectarian violence on shiites. what is the significance that it's happening now? >> as if afghanistan needed a new kind of violence. we haven't seen this kind of sectarian attack in afghanistan. it's quite frequent and common in pakistan to see this kind of attack. but not in afghanistan. that's why it's very unusual. again, a coordinated attack in three cities at the same time. really unfortunate to see this kind of sunni-she a type of violence in afghanistan. the attacks have been mostly directed at official tarring hes, military targets but not sectarian tarring hes like the shia community. >> woodruff: we reported that a pakistani sunni mili
've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. bell bill our pal marc lamont hill recently wrote a column saying that newt gingrich is an intellectual heavyweight that may hurt him in his run for president. please explain this in terms even i can understand. i read the claim. i didn't quite grasp it but you cede he is smart guy. >> very smart guy. >> understands policy and how the government runs. >> every debate. >> bill: you recognize his frame of reference is solid. >> absolutely. >> bill: then you say republicans don't like that? >> no, newt gingrich has been around for decades. republicans don't pick the smart guy. >> bill: how come he is leading in the polls then. >> they are deeply frustrated with romney because he he is as liberal as i am at least in his history. romney inflamed out. rick perry can't debate. he is the best option
as they crisp crossed iowa trying to corrale every available vote. on a bus tour of the state, texas governor rick perry talked up his achievements. he tried to regain lost ground. >> we passed record tort reform. i balanced six state budgets as the governor of the state of texas. we worked to create the best job creation environment in america. i'm a social conservative who has defended traditional marriage and protected the unborn children, including signing a budget that defunded planned parenthood. >> woodruff: michele bachmann was making ten stops on her own bus tour of the state. the minnesota congresswoman was using the week in a last attempt for momentum. she's dropped from the spotlight since winning the iowa straw poll back in august. newt gingrich also had his moment as frontrunner in iowa. but has since fallen back. in dubuque today, he played up his record as speaker of the house in the 1990s, dealing with then-president clinton. >> i was effective. i actually got the deal done. so it wasn't 112% pure. but it worked. we had a liberal democrat decide welfare reform, we had a liber
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